Why doesn't Nike+ work with the 1st Gen Ipod touch with 2.1 software?

Why doesn't Nike+ work with the 1st Gen Ipod Touch with 2.1 software?

The second gen iPod Touch has firmware version 2.1.1(5F138) whereas the 1st Gen only allows 2.1 (5F137). Don't know if that has anything to do with it, but it's likely.
Why doesn't Apple allow those with the Nike+iPod sports kit to use their external sensor on the 1st Gen iPod Touch?!?! I can't see why the sensor would be incompatible with the right firmware upgrade!!

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